My life these days consist of trying to juggle daily babysitting schedules for my two grandsons. In between the playtime, cuddles, feedings, diaper changes and potty time, I have to figure out how to manage me. The washer and dryer run constantly since a three year old and an eight month old get dirty constantly. Of course, cooking the evening meal is like an Olympic game with a three year old running circles around my kitchen island and trying to entertain the baby. Let’s say just this Vivi gets tired and there are many early mornings when I would much rather sleep in than have my quiet time with the Lord.
However, today was a little different. I do not have three year old Gideon so things are a little quieter in the house. I do have 8 month old Jude. Instead of settling down in my comfy corner chair in my bedroom for my quiet time, I decided to sit in the floor next to Jude. I read aloud the scripture and devotional guide all while he laughed and played with his toys.
However, I noticed one thing. While I was holding the Bible, Jude kept reaching for it. Finally, I placed my Bible on the floor in front of him. He grabbed the Word, pulled it to his chest and hugged it. Now that is a picture! Wow, shouldn’t we be anxious to pull the Word into our hearts and hang on tight to the promises of God?
Yes, our lives are busy and consumed with a whole host of “To Do” items on our list. However, from the simple actions of my precious Jude, who watches everything I do, I will make time to be in God’s Word daily. When I have my grandchildren with me, we will not just talk about the Bible and sing Veggie Tales “Silly Songs with Larry,” we will actually read a verse from the Bible and hug it tight in our hearts.